Monday, 6 July 2015


The reforms that the MDC-T is demanding are very simple and clear:

1)ZEC must be independent, professional and impartial in conducting its mandate.
2)There must be a levelling of the electoral environment.
3)There must be guarantee of the right to vote for every Zimbabwean, home and abroad.
4)A genuine and authentic voters roll must be maintained and given to all stakeholders.
5)Delimitation of constituences must be done based on proper population and demographic factors according to the voters roll and settlement features.
6)Media Reform and fair coverage by public media for all parties.
7) Security sector reform and realignment where the army, police and CIO are out of party politics and vote freely.
8) Provisions must be put in place to protect the people's will and smooth transfer of power.
9)Traditional leaders and other community leaders must not engage in partisan political activities.
10)Freedom of association and political tolerance must prevail.

From this,it is clear that the demands are not even too high, they are not even expensive, they are not technical. The demands are simple and practical and are in line with the best practice in all democracies.

Why vote when your vote will not be respected?
Why vote when your vote does not count?
Why vote when you are not allowed to freely choose whom you want to vote for?
Why vote when your other brother and sister has been denied to vote because he lives outside the country looking for money to feed you back home?
Why vote in an election where you vote together with those long dead?
Why vote when its up to ZEC and the Junta to determine who wins?


Brian Dube
National Youth Assembly Spokesperson (MDC-T)